According to the folks at MTV, mega producer Joel Silver, at a press conference for the upcoming thriller “Whiteout,” has announced that he’d love to tackle “Swamp Thing” as a big-budget 3D extravaganza. And while I’ll be the first to admit that the two “Swamp Thing” titles currently on the market are a few flies short of garbage, they do hold a special place in my heart due to the outrageous levels of campiness present in both features. However, is the incredible Hollywood machine willing to bank on a character that has yet to yield positive box office results? Considering that Nicholas Cage is still getting work, I’ll concede that anything is possible at this point.
Here are Silver’s exact words:
I’m developing a picture now that I’d like to do…I’ll hopefully do Swamp Thing, which is a movie we’ve had for a long time. We think that would be great to do in 3D. There are a couple of projects I’m thinking about (for the format) but not everything.
Although I’d love nothing more than to see Heather Locklear munch on phallic vegetables from Doctor Alec Holland’s deformed body one more time, I’m guessing they’ll take the character in a more serious, mature direction. As long as it’s better than the television series, I suppose I’ll have nothing to complain about. Theoretically speaking, of course.